Mozambique

Belita Carlito (42) and her son Nito Gilando (2) receiving WFP's food assistance in Gugurune ressetlement centre, Zambézia province. WFP/Wilson Gama
 

 

BELITA CARLITO’S STORY OF HOPE AFTER MOZAMBIQUE FLOODS

Belita Carlito and her family are among 300,000 people who were displaced from their homes by floods that affected the northern and central provinces of Mozambique from January onwards. After the initial shock, their lives have started to improve.

Overview

Despite having made some impressive strides forward, Mozambique faces serious challenges. Much of its rural population is impoverished and food-insecure. The country is prone to a wide range of natural hazards which regularly cause major damage and disrupt economic growth.

Flood Response 2015

WFP is distributing food to displaced people in the areas worst-hit by floods and is working with the Government of Mozambique to provide telecommunications and logistics support where it is most needed. To step up its assistance to those displaced by floods, WFP urgently needs funding.